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This page lists all skill books in Fallout 3.
  • The content is not described in full detail on this page. For details, please see the respective articles.
  • For skill books in other Fallout games, please see "Skill book".
  • For an overview of Fallout 3 content, please refer to "Portal:Fallout 3".
 
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General informationEdit

Reading a skill book permanently raises the corresponding skill by one point (two if you've taken the Comprehension perk). Most skill books are considered to have no owner even when present with someone's belongings (so they can be safely taken without loss of Karma). Any that are considered to be owned will be noted below.

TypesEdit

Name Skill # Locations Base ID
Big Book of Science Science 25-∞ 0003403c
Chinese Army: Special Ops Training Manual Sneak 25 00034045
D.C. Journal of Internal Medicine Medicine 25 00034043
Dean's Electronics Repair 25 0003403d
Duck and Cover! Explosives 25 0006a80c
Grognak the Barbarian Melee Weapons 25 00034040
Guns and Bullets Small Guns 25 0003403e
Lying, Congressional Style Speech 24-25 00034044
Motivational Secrets of the Stars cutIcon cut Speech 0 0002d3a3
Nikola Tesla and You Energy Weapons 25 00034041
Paradise Lost Speech 1 000bacfe
Pugilism Illustrated Unarmed 25 0003403f
Tales of a Junktown Jerky Vendor Barter 23-24 00034042
Tumblers Today Lockpick 25 00034046
U.S. Army: 30 Handy Flamethrower Recipes Big Guns 25-∞ 00034048

Note that, depending on your gameplay choices, one copy of the following skill books may become unobtainable:

LocationsEdit

This section is transcluded from the respective item articles. To change it, please edit the transcluded pages.
NameClosest map markerLocation description
Big Book of ScienceArlington Cemetery NorthIn Arlington House, on the kitchen table.
Big Book of ScienceArlington LibraryInside, upstairs from the lobby to the right, on a desk in an office with two sofas.
Big Book of ScienceBethesda ruinsIn Bethesda offices west, on the main desk on the ground floor, right next to the terminal. Be careful, there's a turret in here.
Big Book of ScienceBroadcast tower KB5On highway bridge between broadcast tower KB5 and SatCom Array NW-07c, as you approach from the east, the corpse of a scientist will be blown out of the back of a truck. The book will be on the body of the scientist, and is much more easily looted from any body parts that remain on the bridge, rather than what has fallen into the river below the bridge.
Big Book of ScienceBroadcast tower LP8In the Signal Echo Foxtrot sealed cistern.
Big Book of ScienceChryslus BuildingOn a shelf in the northwestern-most room of the Basement.
Big Book of ScienceCorvega factoryIn a waste container to the south. You will need to jump in from the cliff above.
Big Book of ScienceCorvega factoryAt the Entrance, up the stairs and to your left. It's sitting on a desk.
Big Book of ScienceFort BannisterIn an average locked room at the bottom of concrete stairs in Fort Bannister Main, you reach by going up the stairs from the southernmost entrance, with a Fat Man and a mini nuke.
Big Book of ScienceFort ConstantineLaunch Control bunker from the CO quarters of Fort Constantine, on a desk in the northeast corner.
Big Book of ScienceGNR building plazaRec room with Three Dog, on the desk next to the radio with other goodies. Must be stolen.
Big Book of ScienceGreener Pastures Disposal SiteIn the back end of a truck in the southwest near a dead scientist.
Big Book of ScienceHallowed Moors CemeteryIn the lectern.
Big Book of ScienceJury Street Metro stationOn a desk in the Drainage Chamber accessed through a manhole North of where you get the Radio Signal Oscar Tango, which is directly south of Jury Street Metro station.
Big Book of ScienceL'Enfant PlazaSouth of the L'Enfant Plaza map marker and metro, and then a little to the east in a Pulowski Preservation shelter.
Big Book of ScienceMarigold stationIn Queen ant's hatchery, in the lair of the Marigold ant queen on a desk next to a terminal. May have been knocked on the ground next to the desk, check around there if it isn't on the desk.
Big Book of ScienceMegatonAfter completing the RobCo Production Facility Mainframe portion of Chapter 3 of the The Wasteland Survival Guide and its optional objective, Moira will give you a copy.
Big Book of ScienceNuka-Cola plantOn the second floor in the office area.
Big Book of ScienceRivet CityIn Rivet City bow, in Pinkerton's room on the lower-level desk. Must be stolen.
Big Book of ScienceRobCo facilityFactory floor, by the protectron pod area to northeast, on the console.
Big Book of ScienceSewer waystationIn the County sewer mainline, in a big three-floored room next to a computer terminal, behind a locked gate.
Big Book of ScienceShalebridgeOn a dead ant researcher in the egg room. The researcher respawns every 73 hours.
Big Book of ScienceTenpenny TowerIn your suite in Tenpenny Tower, once you purchase the Science theme.
Big Book of ScienceVault-Tec headquartersCorporate offices, it's sitting on a wall shelf hanging over open air on the second floor. It is possible to jump and attempt to grab it, but it is much easier to shoot it off with a pistol from the left side of the hole.
Big Book of ScienceWarrington stationOn a desk in the room with the door to the Metro Access & Generator.
Chinese Army: Special Ops Training ManualBethesda ruinsIn Bethesda Offices East, on a desk with a typewriter and 2 missiles.
Chinese Army: Special Ops Training ManualBroadcast tower KT8In the Signal Sierra Romeo drainage ditch room.
Chinese Army: Special Ops Training ManualCliffside CavernIn the raider outpost on top of a small bookshelf in the northwestern chamber. Beware the raider with the missile launcher; he can knock the book a fair distance and there are many places for it to get lost.
Chinese Army: Special Ops Training ManualCorvega factoryIn a truck to the south, in a Very Hard footlocker (Same truck also has a U.S. Army: 30 Handy Flamethrower Recipes). Use the Driver's key, found under an overturned wood crate near a skeleton just up the hill from the factory, to unlock the footlocker.
Chinese Army: Special Ops Training ManualFairfax ruinsIn the Fairfax Metro station, bottom level, laying on a slab of concrete on the rubble below the mezzanine next to the east escalator.
Chinese Army: Special Ops Training ManualFlooded metroOutside the southern map marker (West of Arlington Library), inside a Pulowski Preservation shelter.
Chinese Army: Special Ops Training ManualFort ConstantineCO Quarters, on the basement floor, to the right of the safe.
Chinese Army: Special Ops Training ManualGeorgetown/The Mall MetroLeaning on a cash register inside a ticket booth.
Chinese Army: Special Ops Training ManualIrradiated metroOn the second level from the top, on top of a computer adjacent to a pit with irradiated water at the bottom.
Chinese Army: Special Ops Training ManualL.O.B. EnterprisesIn L.O.B. Enterprises Archives, on a desk with a computer.
Chinese Army: Special Ops Training ManualMall SouthwestIn the Mirelurk nesting hole, in a cave northwest of and above the main chamber at the south.
Chinese Army: Special Ops Training ManualMama Dolce'sAt the Loading Yard, on the floor next to a Chinese remnant soldier who is stationed as a sniper on the eastern upper level.
Chinese Army: Special Ops Training ManualMegatonOne can be found on a shelf in a ruined house at the top of the hill between Megaton and the Super-Duper Mart. The house is next to a ruined silo.
Chinese Army: Special Ops Training ManualMuseum of HistoryOffices. Right of Lincoln's repeater, on a desk.
Chinese Army: Special Ops Training ManualMuseum stationIn the ladies bathroom near the Museum of History metro entrance.
Chinese Army: Special Ops Training ManualNuka-Cola plantMain entrance, look for a hole in the ceiling with a filing cabinet over it; it's in there.
Chinese Army: Special Ops Training ManualPenn. Ave NorthwestInside the local map marker Hotel, the Brotherhood of Steel compound on Pennsylvania Avenue. Must be stolen unless you have Broken Steel, in which case the Hotel's loot is no longer "owned."
Chinese Army: Special Ops Training ManualReclining Groves Resort HomesIn a scavenger's very hard footlocker on the top floor of a ruined barn east of Reclining Groves Resort Homes. Must be stolen. Use the Scavenger's key, underneath the ruined bus, to unlock it.
Chinese Army: Special Ops Training ManualRed Racer factoryOutside, to the north-northeast, at the scavenger's bridge. It is on a shelf together with Duck and Cover! and Grognak the Barbarian. Must be stolen.
Chinese Army: Special Ops Training ManualRegulator HQIn the Chinese Army mobile command HQ on the elevated highway just east of Regulator HQ. (NNE of Wheaton Armory)
Chinese Army: Special Ops Training ManualSatCom Array NW-05aNear a terminal towards the left upon entering at the ground level.
Chinese Army: Special Ops Training ManualSpringvale schoolAt the end of the ant tunnel, under a corpse.
Chinese Army: Special Ops Training ManualStatesman Hotelmid level, on a shelf in a Janitor's room in the an east-west running hallway before the stairs leading to the Statesman Hotel Restaurant door.
Chinese Army: Special Ops Training ManualTaft TunnelsNear the overflow terminal, in the room where Enclave soldiers shoot from above, behind a screen.
Chinese Army: Special Ops Training ManualThe Capitol buildingIn Hall of Columns, behind a Hard locked door.
D.C. Journal of Internal MedicineAbandoned car fortTo the south, past the wrecked train and radiated zone, in between some ant egg clutches, next to the corpse of a raider. The corpse may not appear in all games, but the loot should still be there, albeit a bit harder to spot.
D.C. Journal of Internal MedicineAnchorage MemorialIn the facility, on the bottom floor in the clinic on a table next to the one above the safe, behind a light
D.C. Journal of Internal MedicineBig TownRed's clinic, in the kitchen.
D.C. Journal of Internal MedicineFalls Church/Mason Dst MetroIn a bathroom on top of a first aid box mounted on the wall.
D.C. Journal of Internal MedicineFort ConstantineBomb Storage, on a table next to a Fat Man where you find the T-51b power armor. Can only be accessed with Ted Strayer's, Dukov's and Dave's special keys.
D.C. Journal of Internal MedicineGeorgetown WestIn DCTA tunnel 014-B Potomac, through a long water-filled tunnel, on a console with two stimpaks. A mirelurk king may spawn in this room.
D.C. Journal of Internal MedicineGermantown Police HQUpper floor, on the conference room's table. Note: There is a mine right beyond the door in this room. If you set it off instead of disarming it the book can be sent flying off the table and be difficult to find. Note: there are two rooms with long wooden tables on this floor. The conference room has blue cushy chairs around the table.
D.C. Journal of Internal MedicineGreener Pastures Disposal SiteIn the makeshift shack in the northeastern area.
D.C. Journal of Internal MedicineHallowed Moors CemeteryOn the bookshelf.
D.C. Journal of Internal MedicineJalbert Brothers Waste DisposalIn the office on the top of a bookshelf.
D.C. Journal of Internal MedicineMason Dixon SalvageIn the Abandoned Shack with the broken refrigerator, sitting on the floor.
D.C. Journal of Internal MedicineMDPL-21 power stationTo the north-northeast of the power station is a Wastelander lake hideout. At the very top of the map is an irradiated pool marked by toxic barrels with a shipping crate in the back. Swim through the crater and you'll find a small cave with the book on a desk.
D.C. Journal of Internal MedicineMinefieldIn Benson house, upstairs in the main bedroom on a desk.
D.C. Journal of Internal MedicineMuseum of HistoryOn a shelf in the kitchen of Museum of History, Lower Halls. Eastern side of the map.
D.C. Journal of Internal MedicineOasisAfter you enter the Sunken Chamber in the Oasis Cavern, it is up a path on the left in a crate.
D.C. Journal of Internal MedicineOur Lady of Hope HospitalIn a room of the first floor guarded by a centaur.
D.C. Journal of Internal MedicineOur Lady of Hope HospitalSecond floor, cantina (room with the gas leak), on a table.
D.C. Journal of Internal MedicineRed Racer factoryNear the cafeteria, on the east side of the map, on top of large machines, under a bucket behind a toolbox on Factory Floor Level. Must drop down from a catwalk.
D.C. Journal of Internal MedicineRelay tower KX-B8-11In a drainage tunnel to the southeast.
D.C. Journal of Internal MedicineRivet CityIn Rivet City bow, in Pinkerton's lab, behind a skeleton. Must be stolen.
D.C. Journal of Internal MedicineRobCo facilityOffices and cafeteria, second floor, computer office room, just southeast of the stairs going up.
D.C. Journal of Internal MedicineRoosevelt AcademyNurse's Office on the first floor of the Academy building.
D.C. Journal of Internal MedicineThe Capitol buildingIn Hall of Columns, upper level on a railing near a Talon Company sniper.
D.C. Journal of Internal MedicineVault 92In the southern most room of the Living Quarters, on a table next to a Laboratory terminal.
D.C. Journal of Internal MedicineVernon Square EastIn the crater with the crashed Delta IX rocket, there is a sewer entrance with some super mutants inside. The book is on one of the shelves. Note: You'll need a large amount of RadAway and Rad-X, as this is possibly the second highest concentration of radiation in the game (40 rads/sec).
Dean's ElectronicsAnchorage MemorialIn Anchorage Memorial Facility, in the infirmary on the west side, in an Average-locked floor safe under a table on the north wall of the room. If the access codes were used to unlock the terminal near the Nuka-Cola Vending Machine, the safe can be remotely unlocked.
Dean's ElectronicsAndaleTo the east, in a truck on the road. The truck is also an easy find by going northwest from the Nuka-Cola plant, straight uphill.
Dean's ElectronicsBethesda ruinsIn Bethesda Offices West, on the third floor at the bottom of a wooden crate on a desk under a conductor, hammer and some other items.
Dean's ElectronicsCanterbury CommonsIn Dominic and Machete's house, on the desk to the left as the room is entered.
Dean's ElectronicsCorvega factoryOn a desk on the second floor, near the ant queen.
Dean's ElectronicsDunwich BuildingIn Forsaken Dunwich Ruins, on a shelf in a small room.
Dean's ElectronicsHubris ComicsIn Hubris Comics Utility, on a desk close to the Wilhelm's Wharf sewer exit.
Dean's ElectronicsHubris ComicsJust outside the building, inside of the Pulowski Preservation shelter.
Dean's ElectronicsJury Street Metro stationOn top of the workbench.
Dean's ElectronicsMama Dolce'sIn Mama Dolce's Processed Foods, on a shelf in a stairwell at the southwest corner of the area.
Dean's ElectronicsMDPL-05 power stationLeaning against the toolbox.
Dean's ElectronicsMetro CentralNear Foggy Bottom Station exit, behind a locked gate in the generator area, on a table.
Dean's ElectronicsNuka-Cola plantFactory floor. On the desk, take a right when first entering the building.
Dean's ElectronicsOur Lady of Hope HospitalIn the dry sewer that lead from the basement of Our Lady of Hope Hospital to Dupont Circle. It's on a shelf in a room at the south end.
Dean's ElectronicsRanger compoundOn top of the generator in the pantry. May get stuck inside or under the generator.
Dean's ElectronicsRed Racer factoryEnter through the front, going to the room straight ahead with a giant teddy bear on a tricycle suspended in the air. Jump on the barrels to the left of a machine to get on top, there is a toolbox with the book next to it.
Dean's ElectronicsRelay tower KX-B8-11To the southeast, near Hilltop Farm Ruins, on top of a barrel inside a flipped-over container in a small radioactive pond.
Dean's ElectronicsRivet CityIn Rivet City bow, in Pinkerton's lab, on the shelf. Must be stolen.
Dean's ElectronicsRockbreaker's Last GasIn an abandoned shack on the cliff to the west, in a wooden crate under the workbench.
Dean's ElectronicsTepid sewersIn the raider hideout (in the tunnels behind sandbags). Enter the hideout, turn left, and enter the small room on the left. The book will be on the right corner behind the toolbox (near the generator).
Dean's ElectronicsVAPL-58 power stationOn the desk next to the computer.
Dean's ElectronicsVAPL-66 power stationOn the desk with the broken computer.
Dean's ElectronicsVault 92On a shelf in the destroyed barn to the west.
Dean's ElectronicsVernon Square EastIn a small sewer area marked as 'Sewer Entrance' (not the sewer down in the crater) on the local map in Vernon Square (at the end alley to the right of the Cinema, opposite the Statesman Hotel). The book is on a table behind an Average locked door, along with a sawed-off shotgun.
Dean's ElectronicsWarrington stationPast the beds where Roy Phillips is met, in the room lit with a red light, on the southern shelf. Must be stolen.
Duck and Cover!Alexandria ArmsOn the first floor, southern-most part of the building. On a bookshelf next to a fire hose box.
Duck and Cover!Charnel HouseSecond floor of the ruined house, across the plank bridge.
Duck and Cover!CitadelIn the Citadel laboratory, in the restrooms in a wooden crate inside one of the stalls.
Duck and Cover!Deathclaw SanctuaryOutside the entrance in a locked footlocker.
Duck and Cover!Dukov's PlaceTo the south, close to the river, on a small table in a raider compound near the coast.
Duck and Cover!Evergreen MillsFoundry: Lying next to a dead body on the ledge above the broken terminal off the ground. To reach it, you must jump off the stairs to the ledge.
Duck and Cover!F. Scott Key Trail & CampgroundOn a picnic table.
Duck and Cover!Falls Church/Mason Dst MetroIn a ticket booth hidden behind a barricade near the glowing ones. This book only spawns when you reach level 9.
Duck and Cover!Fort ConstantineOn a desk in the Launch Control Bunker. Can only be accessed Ted Strayer's special key.
Duck and Cover!Germantown Police HQFrom the entrance to the fence maze outside of Germantown Police HQ, head south for ten yards or so. You'll find a destroyed road. Follow that south to an intersection by two ruined houses. Then follow the road west for a little while and you will see a house. Look on the bookshelf.
Duck and Cover!Hamilton's HideawayIn the raider's lair on the counter by some cherry bombs and a bottle of Nuka-Cola Quantum
Duck and Cover!Jocko's Pop & Gas stopIn the Signal Sierra Victor drainage chamber to the east of the activating antenna mast.
Duck and Cover!Monorail train wreckageNext to the bathtub, on the ground.
Duck and Cover!Museum of TechnologyTo the north, inside the Super mutant bunker on a desk.
Duck and Cover!National ArchivesLower level in the northwest corner, in a room full of bookshelves. It is sitting on top of a school desk next to a pair of missiles.
Duck and Cover!National ArchivesSub-basement in the generator room behind a very hard locked gate.
Duck and Cover!National Guard depotDepot Offices, on a long, wooden table near a pocket of radiation on the third floor.
Duck and Cover!Old OlneyIn the Olney sewers, at the end of a rocky tunnel next to a skeleton.
Duck and Cover!Red Racer factoryOutside, to the north northeast, at the scavenger's bridge. It is on a shelf together with copies of Chinese Army: Special Ops Training Manual and Grognak the Barbarian. Must be stolen.
Duck and Cover!SatCom Array NW-07cTo the northeast, halfway straight airline towards SatCom Array NW-05a: Down in the valley next to a few car wrecks. It's on the ground next to a skeleton and three ammunition boxes. Coordinates (1.4, 2.9) (Horizontal, Vertical Coordinates) according to Fallout 3 map.
Duck and Cover!Springvale schoolOn the upper floor, next to the active computer terminal past the locked library doors.
Duck and Cover!Super-Duper MartTo the north, in a camp under a bridge. Watch out for a landmine at the opening of the camp that will blow book away and sometimes glitch into the wall disappearing.
Duck and Cover!Tenpenny TowerJust west of the tower, towards Warrington trainyard, in a completely destroyed house on top of a shelf. This is just northeast of the mostly intact house.
Duck and Cover!Vault 92In the Overseer's office, on a shelf.
Duck and Cover!Wasteland gypsy villageSoutheastern shack with the pile of skeletal remains. Behind the turned over table next to the mini nuke.
Grognak the BarbarianAndaleIn Smiths' basement, on right side of counter closest to the doorway. Must be stolen.
Grognak the BarbarianBethesda ruinsIn Bethesda underworks, go down the stairs and into the side passage off of the train tracks, in a small room.
Grognak the BarbarianBroadcast tower KB5In the small raider camp immediately southwest of the tower, buried beneath some tin cans in a box.
Grognak the BarbarianCanterbury CommonsDerek Pacion carries one. Must be stolen.
Grognak the BarbarianChaste Acres Dairy FarmOn second floor of the barn, lying next to a bed.
Grognak the BarbarianCliffside CavernIn the sniper nest in the main hall, at the base of one of the generators. (From the central platform with burn barrel and chessboard, it is the platform directly northeast. Bright lights - large generator - wooden housing. The book is on top of that housing.)
Grognak the BarbarianClifftop shacksIn the northern shack. Beware of the super mutant master before the door.
Grognak the BarbarianCorvega factoryNorth-northwest of the Corvega factory is a Sewer Grate to Drainage Tunnels. Go in, and into the room ahead to your right. The book is on the bookshelf straight ahead as you enter. (This is the Yankee Bravo radio signal origination point.)
Grognak the BarbarianFort ConstantinePersonnel Offices, first floor, behind a Hard locked door.
Grognak the BarbarianGeorgetown WestWest, you can get here by running through Tepid sewers, it's on the second level of the building the super mutants are around, on a shelf with the ammunition crates.
Grognak the BarbarianHubris ComicsIn the area where Mad Johnny Wes is located.
Grognak the BarbarianMegatonIn Jericho's house. Must be stolen.
Grognak the BarbarianMinefieldIn the Gillian house, upstairs on the child's bed.
Grognak the BarbarianMuseum stationOn a table near the Metro Central exit.
Grognak the BarbarianRed Racer factoryOutside, immediately to the south, in a rusty shipping container of toxic waste barrels.
Grognak the BarbarianRed Racer factoryOutside, to the north-northeast, at the Scavenger's bridge. It is on a shelf together with a Chinese Army: Special Ops Training Manual and a Duck and Cover! Must be stolen.
Grognak the BarbarianScrapyardIn an ammunition box in the burned out bus near the red railroad car NW of the building that is north of the Office (not the same red car where Dogmeat is found). You can get the key from the random encounter "More Than Just Scrap," or you can just pick the lock (hard).
Grognak the BarbarianSilver Lining Drive-InOn a table in a nearby shack.
Grognak the BarbarianStatesman HotelIn the restaurant, on the shelves in the middle of the main room, on the other side of the bar.
Grognak the BarbarianTemple of the UnionIn the raider camp on the highway nearby, on a table in one of the shacks. (Only available after finishing the Head of State and The Waters of Life quests.)
Grognak the BarbarianTenleytown/Friendship stationFriendship half. In a small office. Check two sets of lockers: it is placed on the top left shelf.
Grognak the BarbarianVault 101A copy will be given to you by Amata in Growing Up Fast during your birthday party. If you don't use it during this quest, it will be in the dresser in your room when you start the Escape! quest.
Grognak the BarbarianVault-Tec headquartersOn a desk on the top floor of the Vault-Tec Office.
Grognak the BarbarianVernon Square NorthIn Metro Junction. It's halfway down to the platform; a board leads over the railing, and there is a table with a lamp below.
Grognak the BarbarianYao guai tunnelsOn a ledge accessible after passing through the yao guai den next to a raider corpse.
Guns and BulletsAlexandria ArmsOn a desk on the second floor, near a terminal.
Guns and BulletsArlington LibraryTop floor of the Children's Wing. To get there, you have to go through the Media Wing.
Guns and BulletsArlington LibraryIn the Pulowski Preservation shelter immediately outside and to the north.
Guns and BulletsChryslus BuildingReception Area, northern room.
Guns and BulletsCitadelIn A Ring, in The Den, under one of the beds.
Guns and BulletsDickerson Tabernacle ChapelIn the Tabernacle, among the ammunition boxes on the north side.
Guns and BulletsEverglow National CampgroundIn the silver trailer that serves as the main raider lair.
Guns and BulletsFalls Church/Mason Dst MetroIn Franklin Metro Utility, downstairs in the center of the second room, in a gated off area on a desk with a shotgun, some missiles, and a Stealth Boy.
Guns and BulletsFlooded metroFirst big open room behind left (West) pillar with a skeleton.
Guns and BulletsFort BannisterBunker area, in the easternmost locker room on top of a gun cabinet.
Guns and BulletsFort ConstantineCO Quarters, on the bed.
Guns and BulletsFort ConstantineBehind a Very Hard locked door in the Bomb Storage of Fort Constantine accessed through the Launch Control Bunker, needing Ted Strayer's and Dukov's special keys.
Guns and BulletsGrayditchAn abandoned home in eastern Grayditch.
Guns and BulletsHubris ComicsSecond story of a destroyed brick building in the southwest corner of the outdoor square (south of the entrances to Hubris Comics and the metro).
Guns and BulletsHamilton's HideawayIn the locked weapons stash. The key can be obtained by completing the quest "Galaxy News Radio" if you already know James' location before returning to Three Dog.
Guns and BulletsMama Dolce'sIn the the Loading Yard, on the floor next to a Chinese remnant sergeant who is stationed as a sniper on the western upper level.
Guns and BulletsMama Dolce'sAt the Processed Foods section, in a men's bathroom stall on the ground floor underneath a pile of burned books.
Guns and BulletsMDPL mass relay stationPower station, on a table immediately to the left after entering through the wooden door.
Guns and BulletsMuseum of TechnologyOn a desk in a hidden room in the West Wing, near the rocket display. Jump down from above or walk along adjacent thin railing to reach.
Guns and BulletsChaste Acres Dairy FarmIn a post box next to the crashed Nuka-Cola truck to the west of the farm, to the east of Old Olney.
Guns and BulletsRed Racer factoryTo the east, in a raider camp located in a dead-end alley. In front of the refrigerators.
Guns and BulletsRegulator HQ*Under bed next to Sonora Cruz. * Can only be reached with the Lawbringer perk.
Guns and BulletsRelay tower KX-B8-11Southeast, in an outhouse located at the Hilltop Farm Ruins.
Guns and BulletsRockbreaker's Last GasIn the sniper shack to the west.
Guns and BulletsScrapyardIn an ammunition container in the burned out bus near the red railroad car NW of the building that is north of the Office (not the same red car where Dogmeat is found). You can get the key from the random encounter "More Than Just Scrap", or you can just pick the lock (hard).
Lying, Congressional StyleArlington LibraryChildren's Wing, it's next to the coffee-makers on a countertop in a break room.
Lying, Congressional StyleThe Capitol buildingIn Conference Hall, on a podium.
Lying, Congressional StyleThe Capitol buildingSouth of the Capitol building East Entrance in Seward Square, inside of a Pulowski Preservation shelter.
Lying, Congressional StyleCorvega factoryOn the reception desk near the entrance
Lying, Congressional StyleDupont Circle stationNear the entrance from Dupont, in a bucket on table in first room to the right with a protectron and a computer terminal.
Lying, Congressional StyleGeorgetown NorthIn the McClellan family townhome.
Lying, Congressional StyleGermantown Police HQOn the ground floor, in the corner of a classroom on the child-sized rusty desk.
Lying, Congressional StyleJury Street Metro stationOn top of a safe in Ryan Brigg's room in the Jury St. tunnels.
Lying, Congressional StyleJury Street Metro stationSouthwest of the entrance, inside the unmarked Calverton church.
Lying, Congressional StyleMegaton*Can be found upstairs, on the desk, in your Megaton house after purchasing the Love machine theme. * Only available if you disarm the bomb.
Lying, Congressional StyleMegatonAfter completing the Arlington Library portion of Chapter 3 of the The Wasteland Survival Guide and its optional objective, Moira will give you a copy.
Lying, Congressional StyleMeresti trainyardIn Meresti Metro Station, under a box on top of the train.
Lying, Congressional StyleNational ArchivesIn the secure east wing, next to the safe containing the Bill of Rights.
Lying, Congressional StyleNuka-Cola plantOffices, on top of an open safe in a northeastern room on the second floor.
Lying, Congressional StyleRivet CityOutside of the carrier, northwest of the entrance in a mutant camp with a captive.
Lying, Congressional StyleRobCo facilityFactory floor, on large desk at back of foyer.
Lying, Congressional StyleRobot repair centerIn Mechanist's Forge (Section A, 2nd floor) on desk.
Lying, Congressional StyleScrapyard*In the office. * Can only be reached with the Contract Killer perk.
Lying, Congressional StyleTakoma IndustrialEastern room.
Lying, Congressional StyleTenleytown/Friendship stationIn one of the several metal shelves near two feral ghouls who have killed a female mercenary in a cross tunnel between the tracks.
Lying, Congressional StyleTenpenny Tower*Can be found in your Tenpenny suite after purchasing the Love machine theme. * Only available if you detonate the bomb.
Lying, Congressional StyleTenpenny TowerIt can be found in Allistair Tenpenny's suite. This book respawns only during the feral ghoul attack to help the ghouls get into the Tower forcefully.
Lying, Congressional StyleVault 108Cloning Lab, on a table in the same room as the Charisma bobblehead.
Lying, Congressional StyleVernon East/Takoma ParkComing into the Vernon East/Takoma Park metro from Vernon Square East, you'll find one just a few feet away in a ticket booth.
Nikola Tesla and YouArlington LibraryIn the Talon Company outpost south of the library, on top of a round table on the highest level.
Nikola Tesla and YouDeathclaw SanctuaryIn the first area on a table next to the Endurance bobblehead.
Nikola Tesla and YouEvergreen MillsIn the bazaar area, on top of a bed in one of the cells that surround the topmost room.
Nikola Tesla and YouFarragut West Metro stationIn a room with a terminal and safe.
Nikola Tesla and YouFoggy Bottom StationIn the room with the protectron on the computer console adjacent to the protectron charging pad.
Nikola Tesla and YouFort BannisterIn the Commanding Officer's Quarters, on the roof of a lower catwalk along with a ham radio and ammunition box. It's directly beneath the player when entering the missile silo from the sewer access point.
Nikola Tesla and YouJocko's Pop & Gas stopInside.
Nikola Tesla and YouJury Street Metro stationSouthwest of the entrance, south of the unmarked Calverton church in a broken house. It can easily be reached by walking east from Evergreen Mills.
Nikola Tesla and YouJury Street Metro stationComplete the Rube's Gold Ribbon unmarked quest inside the Gold Ribbon Grocers.
Nikola Tesla and YouMason Dixon SalvageOn the table inside the abandoned shack with the broken refrigerator
Nikola Tesla and YouMason Dixon SalvageTo the northeast is an abandoned tent with the book inside, on a shelf between two ammunition boxes.
Nikola Tesla and YouMDPL-21 power stationOn a workbench.
Nikola Tesla and YouMegaton*A copy can be found if you buy the Science theme from Moira Brown. It is in the bookcase next to the stairs. * Only available if you disarm the bomb.
Nikola Tesla and YouMuseum of HistoryNear the entrance. In a ladies bathroom stall.
Nikola Tesla and YouMuseum of TechnologyAtrium: In control room overlooking the entrance, next to the maintenance terminal.
Nikola Tesla and YouNational Guard depotIn a single room with a door labeled "Authorized Personnel Only" on the lowest floor.
Nikola Tesla and YouRed Racer factoryOn a shelf behind an Average locked door in the CEO Offices.
Nikola Tesla and YouRobCo facilityOffices and cafeteria, second floor, desk in northwest corner of office.
Nikola Tesla and YouRobot repair centerNext to a broken protectron on the first floor.
Nikola Tesla and YouSatCom Array NW-05aMidway to the MDPL-05 power station to the west, at the Raider Wharf, on the roof of the boat.
Nikola Tesla and YouTaft Tunnels(while escorting Scientists during The Waters of Life quest): next to Nuka-Cola Quantum on a green bench.
Nikola Tesla and YouThe Capitol buildingIn the Capitol Building West Entrance, on a table behind a Hard locked door.
Nikola Tesla and YouVault 87In a box near a stone statue in the reactor chamber.
Nikola Tesla and YouVault 92Near the studio computer.
Nikola Tesla and YouVault 106Living Quarters, upper catwalk room with school desks and a switched off projector. Inside the bottom wooden box in a stack on the large desk.
Paradise LostMuseum of HistoryCan be received for free from Tulip in Underworld.
Pugilism IllustratedAnacostia CrossingIn Anacostia Crossing station, the northern end of the upper level, on a table with various chems, alcohol, etc.
Pugilism IllustratedAnchorage MemorialNorth of the Memorial in a lone super mutant's camp, inside a truck.
Pugilism IllustratedArefuAfter completing the Blood Ties quest, if you secure the bloodpacks for protection agreement. Alan takes over the house near the brahmin pen at the bottom of bridge. It is laying on a table to the left of the entrance. Must be stolen.
Pugilism IllustratedCharnel HouseIn the drainage chamber for Signal Papa November, West of Charnel House.
Pugilism IllustratedChaste Acres Dairy FarmInside the grain silo.
Pugilism IllustratedChryslus BuildingLower Offices, upstairs, in one of the buckets next to a vending machine.
Pugilism IllustratedClifftop shacksInside the southern shack, on a bookcase in the second room. Beware the Super Mutant and hostage.
Pugilism IllustratedDukov's PlaceUpstairs, in the bedroom. Must be stolen.
Pugilism IllustratedFaded Pomp EstatesIn one ruined house, by bed, at the foot of fireplace. It's the nearest house to the east of the fast-travel point.
Pugilism IllustratedFlooded metroOutside the southern map marker (West of Arlington Library), in the Raider encampment southeast of the southern entrance, on the makeshift kitchen table.
Pugilism IllustratedJury Street Metro stationSouthwest of the entrance, inside the unmarked Calverton church.
Pugilism IllustratedL.O.B. EnterprisesIn a room full of shelves on the first floor. Eastern side of the map, southernmost room.
Pugilism IllustratedMetro CentralOn a shelf in a locked supply closet (average) close to the Museum station.
Pugilism IllustratedMinefieldIn Zane house, upstairs in the kid's room.
Pugilism IllustratedMoonbeam Outdoor CinemaOn one of the picnic tables.
Pugilism IllustratedPenn. Ave NorthwestNear the White House, on the table in the first room on the right inside the Utility Tunnels.
Pugilism IllustratedRoosevelt AcademyAcademy ground floor, in the men's restroom.
Pugilism IllustratedRoosevelt AcademyMaintenance and evacuation, third generator room, on shelves in northwest corner.
Pugilism IllustratedSatCom Array NN-03dTower C, on the leftmost toilet seat
Pugilism IllustratedSatCom Array NW-07cIn the Internment truck on the elevated highway near SatCom Array NW-07c.
Pugilism IllustratedSpringvaleInside the mailbox of the destroyed house west of Red Rocket Gas.
Pugilism IllustratedVault 87In the room with an average lock on the first floor of the living quarters.
Pugilism IllustratedVault 108Living Quarters, on the counter in the cafeteria.
Pugilism IllustratedWarrington stationAt the beds area where you meet Roy Phillips, its in a wooden crate on the shelf across from the bed that Michael Masters sleeps in.
Pugilism IllustratedWarrington stationIn Lucky's, behind the counter.
Tales of a Junktown Jerky VendorAbandoned car fortLeft of the ammunition boxes.
Tales of a Junktown Jerky VendorAndale or Fairfax ruinsIn the concrete treehouse, halfway between Andale and Fairfax ruins.
Tales of a Junktown Jerky VendorArlington LibraryMedia Archive: on a table with a coffee machine, in a room with a pool table and a Nuka-Cola vending machine. Northwest part of the map.
Tales of a Junktown Jerky VendorBethesda ruinsTo the east, in the raid shack, on a coffee table in the bedroom on the second floor of the shack.
Tales of a Junktown Jerky VendorBethesda ruinsIn Bethesda underworks, on a bucket sitting on a bench, found right after coming from the tunnel at the entrance.
Tales of a Junktown Jerky VendorDupont EastInside Lady Frumperton's Fashions, sitting on top of the safe.
Tales of a Junktown Jerky VendorGrisly dinerOn a shelf.
Tales of a Junktown Jerky VendorHubris ComicsOnce you go in the door, there is a terminal trap directly ahead which will explode. It is on a shelf to the left of the terminal.
Tales of a Junktown Jerky VendorLittle LamplightIn Murder Pass, on a toilet in the southeast corner of the room north of the entrance.
Tales of a Junktown Jerky VendorMama Dolce'sOutside, opposite the entrance to the Food Distribution section, in a broken container with several barrels inside.
Tales of a Junktown Jerky VendorNational ArchivesIn a strongroom, on the side by a safe.
Tales of a Junktown Jerky VendorNational Guard depotDepot Training Wing, on a desk in an office area located on the second floor.
Tales of a Junktown Jerky VendorReclining Groves Resort HomesEasternmost destroyed home, on top of a shelf.
Tales of a Junktown Jerky VendorSewer waystationCarried by a ghoul named Gallo.
Tales of a Junktown Jerky VendorStatesman HotelIn the north-eastern room on the second floor, on a desk, next to a phone and 2 coffee mugs.
Tales of a Junktown Jerky VendorSuper-Duper MartOn the counter, directly in front of the room with the protectron.
Tales of a Junktown Jerky VendorTemple of the UnionIn a raider fortress on top of a highway to the southwest. (Only available after finishing the Head of State and The Waters of Life quests.)
Tales of a Junktown Jerky VendorTenpenny TowerNext to the Love Letter on a desk in Susan Lancaster's room. This book can be found again only during the feral ghoul attack to help the ghouls get into the Tower forcefully.
Tales of a Junktown Jerky VendorTenpenny TowerTo the east, in Willy's Grocer, on the counter.
Tales of a Junktown Jerky VendorThe Capitol buildingIn Capitol Building East Entrance, on a desk in an office area, opposite the center office door from the hallway that runs East/West.
Tales of a Junktown Jerky VendorVault 92In the supply room, on the shelf just behind supply room terminal.
Tales of a Junktown Jerky VendorVault-Tec headquartersIn the Guest Relations area after you come down from Administration.
Tales of a Junktown Jerky VendorWasteland gypsy villageNorthern shack, on top of a desk in the north-western area of the room.
Tumblers TodayArlington LibraryMedia Archives: The desk flanked by two sets of microfiche readers in the room with the safe (it's the southern-most room) that is very close to the Children's Wing door. A battle with raiders may knock the book off the desk; check the floor if there is nothing on the desk.
Tumblers TodayBroadcast tower KB5In the drainage chamber, on the floor in front of a locked door.
Tumblers TodayBroadcast tower KB5To the west-northwest, in the ruins of a house occupied by raiders, on a shelf along the wall that is shared with a freezer filled with gore. It's next to the plates on the shelves. Note that a car exploding outside can knock the skill book off the shelf, making it very hard to find.
Tumblers TodayDrowned Devil's CrossingIn the red truck trailer near the bridge.
Tumblers TodayFalls ChurchSouthernmost office building, on a desk. Watch out for traps.
Tumblers TodayFalls Church/Mason Dst MetroIn Franklin Metro Utility, on the lower floor to the right of the turret. It is on top of the average locked mine box.
Tumblers TodayFlooded metroOutside the southern map marker (West of Arlington Library), in the raider encampment. A copy is located on a raised platform, where the raider that carries missile launcher usually stands.
Tumblers TodayFreedom Street StationOn a table where the scavenger resides. Must be stolen.
Tumblers TodayGermantown Police HQBasement: in the Average locked weapons closet.
Tumblers TodayJury Street Metro stationAfter completing the unmarked quest Rube's Gold Ribbon inside Gold Ribbon Grocers.
Tumblers TodayL.O.B. EnterprisesEast Wing on CEO's desk. Be careful if using explosives against the robots, as they may cause it to fly into the terrain.
Tumblers TodayMama Dolce'sAt the Food Distribution section, in the dug-out basement, next to two locked safes (one average, one hard) and three upturned desks.
Tumblers TodayMason Dixon SalvageOn the floor next to the footlocker in the abandoned shack, the one that doesn't have the broken refrigerator inside.
Tumblers TodayMeresti trainyardIn the Meresti service tunnel, on the table near Robert's bed (the guy who guards the entrance to the Family gang encampment). While it is amongst owned goods, the book itself can be taken without a Karma penalty.
Tumblers TodayMeresti trainyardSitting in a bathtub in one of the demolished houses, south-southeast of the yard.*
Tumblers TodayMinefieldIn Gibson house, sitting in the office on the desk.
Tumblers TodayNuka-Cola plantIn the factory floor area, in the closet with the easy locked safe, in the room with the computer that has the shipping manifest.
Tumblers TodayRoosevelt AcademyIn the Arts and Athletics Hall, on a desk near a locked safe of the third floor.
Tumblers TodaySeward Sq. North MetroIn the sewer, which is northeast of the map marker. Near the debris area on the southeastern tunnel - the Hidden stash note will lead you to it.
Tumblers TodaySewer waystationTo the west of the sewer waystation is Talon Company camp, where the book is in the store room on a shelf.
Tumblers TodaySmith Casey's garageIn the open safe behind the counter, located on the immediate right as you enter the garage.
Tumblers TodayTenpenny TowerSoutheast of the tower, on a bookshelf on the second floor of a wrecked building.
Tumblers TodayVault 106The science area: after going down both flights of stairs, there is a room to your right with two visible lockers. In the back of this room on the left.
Tumblers TodayVault 108Entrance floor in a small storage room adjacent to the malfunctioning generator. Behind several yellow metal crates is an metal ladder on top of which is a Nuka-cola Quantum, book is under the ladder, but apparently inaccessible. Try to throw grenade inside ladder, blast may launch the book to a more accessible place.
Tumblers TodayWasteland gypsy villageOutside the center enterable shack. In a turned over refrigerator to the left of the door.
U.S. Army: 30 Handy Flamethrower RecipesAnchorage MemorialIn the Anchorage Memorial service entrance, in the utility room. It requires a Repair skill of 95, or a Repair skill of 35 with the door component from the Facility.
U.S. Army: 30 Handy Flamethrower RecipesArlington Cemetery NorthIn the Arlington utility tunnels. From Arlington Cemetery north, go up a set of stairs on the left then right at the top. It's on a shelf on the right side of the room.
U.S. Army: 30 Handy Flamethrower RecipesArlington/Falls Church MetroOn a chair inside an open container on the way to the Arlington Cemetery exit.
U.S. Army: 30 Handy Flamethrower RecipesBethesda ruinsIn Bethesda Offices East, on a raider with a flamer normally on the top floor. (Respawns every 73 'game time' hours.)
U.S. Army: 30 Handy Flamethrower RecipesCorvega factoryIn a truck to the south under the unfinished highway.
U.S. Army: 30 Handy Flamethrower RecipesDupont NortheastFound in the Sunken Sewers on a locked safe (average).
U.S. Army: 30 Handy Flamethrower RecipesEvergreen MillsSecond room in the southern shack, on a bookshelf.
U.S. Army: 30 Handy Flamethrower RecipesFairfax ruinsIn the car dealership building to the east, on the upper level where there are smaller, ruined vehicles. You need to jump onto the coffee table in the corner to get to there. Its on a generator.
U.S. Army: 30 Handy Flamethrower RecipesFalls Church/Mason Dst MetroIn Franklin Metro Utility, through an underwater section of the subway tunnels near a lot of radiation. On a shelf with missles and darts, etc. Can also be reached from the subway entrance next to Hubris Comics.
U.S. Army: 30 Handy Flamethrower RecipesFarragut West Metro stationBottom of the room with the ghouls, behind a locked door (average).
U.S. Army: 30 Handy Flamethrower RecipesFive Axles Rest StopIn the truck that serves as the main raider lair.
U.S. Army: 30 Handy Flamethrower RecipesGeorgetown EastIn La Maison Beauregard, on the floor beside a desk with a cash register on your left when you enter the lobby.
U.S. Army: 30 Handy Flamethrower RecipesGrisly dinerIn the bus to the north.
U.S. Army: 30 Handy Flamethrower RecipesJury Street Metro stationIn a truck located at the mid-point between Jury Street Metro Station and VAPL-84 power station.
U.S. Army: 30 Handy Flamethrower RecipesL'Enfant PlazaEast of L'Enfant Plaza, the book is in a small camp in a northern corner underneath a partially-collapsed overpass.
U.S. Army: 30 Handy Flamethrower RecipesLittle LamplightIn Murder Pass, in the southwestern most tunnel.
U.S. Army: 30 Handy Flamethrower RecipesNational Guard depotIn the armory, next to the Experimental MIRV.
U.S. Army: 30 Handy Flamethrower RecipesNuka-Cola plantTo the north on a table in a Dot's Diner.
U.S. Army: 30 Handy Flamethrower RecipesReclining Groves Resort HomesOn a hill to the north-northeast, directly northeast of the scavenger's barn, among a heap of tin cans and a dead mercenary and Wasteland settler.
U.S. Army: 30 Handy Flamethrower RecipesRed Racer factoryIn a raider camp, located in a dead-end alley to the east. It is at the foot of the bed.
U.S. Army: 30 Handy Flamethrower RecipesScrapyardIn an ammunition container in the burned out bus near the red railroad car NW of the building that is north of the office (not the same red car where Dogmeat is found). You can get the key from the random encounter "More Than Just Scrap", or you can just pick the lock (hard).
U.S. Army: 30 Handy Flamethrower RecipesTakoma IndustrialIn the auto shop by Takoma Industrial, watch out for the behemoth right outside.
U.S. Army: 30 Handy Flamethrower RecipesThe Capitol buildingIn the Capitol Building West Entrance, on a table in the dome, where you fight the super mutant behemoth; this one is likely to have been knocked off in the firefight.
U.S. Army: 30 Handy Flamethrower RecipesVAPL-58 power stationOn the roof, by the BB gun.
U.S. Army: 30 Handy Flamethrower RecipesWheaton ArmoryIn a room full of weapons on the bottom floor behind a very hard door or a very hard terminal.

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